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K-State Today

December 15, 2016



Students earn scholarships through Kansas Livestock Foundation

By Communications and Marketing

Several Kansas State University students are recipients of scholarships presented by the Kansas Livestock Foundation and its partners. The scholarships, for the 2016-17 school year, were presented Nov. 30 at the annual Kansas Livestock Association Convention in Wichita.

The following students received scholarships:

Jessica Eisenbarth, third-year veterinary medicine student; Megan McLaughlin, third-year veterinary medicine student; and Ellen Unruh, fourth-year veterinary medicine student, each received the $1,500 Ralgro Wheels for Bucks Scholarship from Merck Animal Health and the Kansas Livestock Foundation. This award recognizes K-State veterinary students who want to be large animal veterinarians.

Four K-State students — Leah Scholz, junior in animal sciences and industry; MaRyka Smith, senior in animal sciences and industry; Karley Stockton, junior in animal sciences and industry; and Katelyn Thomson, junior in animal sciences and industry — received the $1,000 Wheels for Bucks Scholarship, which are presented to students entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.

Braden Mishler, junior in biological systems engineering, received the $1,000 Glenn and Clyde Lindstrom Scholarship, presented to a student of sophomore level or above attending a Kansas junior or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture.

Four K-State students received the $1,000 Hampel Oil Scholarship: Austin Baalman, junior in agricultural economics; Jerica Hall, sophomore in animal sciences and industry; Tyler Marr, junior in agronomy; and Hayden Walker, junior in agronomy. This scholarship is awarded to students entering their junior or senior year at K-State or Fort Hays State University and who are pursuing a degree in agronomy, agribusiness or ag economics. Preference is given to applicants with a career goal of being actively engaged in a farming or feedyard enterprise.

Three K-State students received the $1,000 "Youth in Agriculture" scholarships from the Kansas Livestock Foundation. These scholarships recognize students entering or returning to a Kansas junior or senior college and pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field. Recipients are Taylor Nikkel, freshman in agricultural economics; Madelyn Mushrush, freshman in animal sciences and industry; and Jacqueline Clawson, sophomore in agricultural economics and business marketing.

The $1,200 Kansas CattleWomen Scholarship was awarded to three K-State students: Kenzie Curran, senior in agricultural communications and journalism; Brittney Houck, senior in mass communications and animal sciences and industry; and Sarah Jones, senior in food science. Funded by the Kansas CattleWomen silent auction, this scholarship is awarded to students entering or returning to a Kansas community or senior college and pursuing a degree in dietetics, food safety, agriculture or a related field.